Acts 18:16

16 So he drove them off.

Acts 18:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.
ESV
16 And he drove them from the tribunal.
NLT
16 And he threw them out of the courtroom.
MSG
16 and he cleared them out of the courtroom.
CSB
16 So he drove them from the judge's bench.

Acts 18:16 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 18:16

And he drave them from the judgment seat.
] He would not hear, and try the cause; but dismissed them with threatening them, if ever they brought an affair of that kind to him any more.

Acts 18:16 In-Context

14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to them, “If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you.
15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law—settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things.”
16 So he drove them off.
17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.
18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.